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Albion Cottage, house on the beach

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
A charming Victorian seafront cottage in the village of Sandgate. Albion Cottage is a terraced house right on the seafront with great views over the channel. Accommodation is over 3 floors with four good size bedrooms. There are three bathrooms - two with a shower and one with a bath and shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher and there is a utility area with a washing machine. The living room opens on to a private seafront patio and has a wood burning stove and flat screen tv. The dining room seats 8 comfortably and also contains a music system. Free visitors' parking is available in the controlled parking zone We have our own unlimited broadband, suitable for business or pleasure. The front two bedrooms have double beds and great views over the channel. ...A charming Victorian seafront cottage in the village of Sandgate. Albion Cottage is a terraced house right on the seafront with great views over the channel. Accommodation is over 3 floors with four good size bedrooms. There are three bathrooms - two with a shower and one with a bath and shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher and there is a utility area with a washing machine. The living room opens on to a private seafront patio and has a wood burning stove and flat screen tv. The dining room seats 8 comfortably and also contains a music system. Free visitors' parking is available in the controlled parking zone We have our own unlimited broadband, suitable for business or pleasure. The front two bedrooms have double beds and great views over the channel. The top floor back bedroom has two single beds and an additional two fold up beds. The first floor room at the back has two single beds. (Can sleep 10 in total) The house is in the village of Sandgate which has a good selection of pubs, restaurants and convenience shops. The nearest supermarket is just up the road in Cheriton, or if you don't have a car Hythe and Folkestone are each about 10 minutes away by bus. Both Hythe and Folkestone have a full range of shops. We have in the past hosted channel swimming teams and the house is very suitable as a base for these challenges.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
We discourage smoking in the house but there is a private back garden where you can smoke
Bedrooms
2 Queens4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath2 Showers

Meet the host
Enid K
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe whole house is available exclusively to the guest. We are on hand to be contacted if there are any queries.

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Reviews (17)
BuzzRo
BuzzRo
Ipswich, United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful stay
We booked to stay at the cottage for four days/three nights and it was delightful. Initially there were five of us, but three had to go home for work purposes, leaving just two of us in this large, three bathroom, four bedroom property. The place was clean and tidy and all facilities provided. We cooked a meal on the Sunday using the excellent kitchen, all cutlery and plates and dishes provided there. We also used the dishwasher, which saved some washing up! When we arrived there were no spaces for parking (obviously a busy time for day trippers) so we drove round to the Castle Road car park and paid £1 for two hours. It wasn't long, though, for a space to become available and we left our car there (virtual permit provided by the owners) for the whole time. It was a truly delightful cottage making the whole visit relaxing.
Visited October 2020
Written October 28, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris R
Chris R
Waterlooville, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellant all round
8 of us stayed here 4 adults and 4 teenagers, everything you could possibly need was provided, Amazing location, The owner is extremely helpful. You felt relaxed and at home from the moment you stepped in the door. I would recommend this to anyone. We will defiantly be back.
Visited September 2019
Written October 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Elaine F
Elaine F
Chelmsford, United Kingdom16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Family teunion
I would like to state this is a review of a relative of the person who booked. Brilliant position at Sandgate great views. Sadly I found the cleanliness lacking in most rooms certainly the two bathrooms I used and our bedroom on the top floor.
Visited April 2019
Written April 12, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion446923
Companion446923
Oh dear. This seems to be inconsistent with other reviews and also the review the organiser of this reunion left on Airbnb.
Written April 28, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lidiyauk
lidiyauk
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely stay
We stayed at the Albion Cottage for 2 weeks. It was a great stay! The rooms were spacious and clean, and the sea views were spectacular! It is a good place to stay with children because the beach is two steps away. We will be glad to come and stay again in the future!
Visited July 2018
Written July 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ian U
Ian U
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect!
Spacious period property right on the seafront, minutes walk from coffe shops, restaurants, pubs and mini-supermarkets. Even a castle 100 yards along the beach! and Folkstone is only a short drive away.The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, kitchen was well fitted with a separate dining room- plenty of room for the 6 of us.Would deffinately use this cottage again!
Visited September 2017
Written October 20, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nick M
Nick M
Guildford, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location, location, location!
Step out of the front door (almost) directly on to the beach. 15 metres to the right is a friendly cafe ready to serve you coffee and a snack. Then 50 metres away is the High Street with excellent places to eat - all independently-run and not a multi-chained outlet in sight! So, if you want breakfast, lunch or supper, it's there for the asking. The house has an immediate comfortable feel about it and was ideal for us with its three bathrooms - so nobody got in the way of each other. Although only a few days stay, we all felt very relaxed afterwards, greatly helped by the glorious weather.
Visited July 2017
Written July 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Delia B
Delia B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Albion Cottage, Sandgate
Lovely quirky cottage in fab location right next to sea, restaurants and village shops. Spread over 3 floors the house accommodated 5 adults and 4 kids with ease giving us all space to socialise together or separate off. Very relaxed and accommodating owners were super helpful with late check out when one of our party was ill. Would recommend this place to anyone.
Visited June 2017
Written June 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Grant_Nicki
Grant_Nicki
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location with plenty of rooms
We had travelled from Australia to swim the English Channel and required seperate bedrooms for each team member. We found the location was fantastic being right on the beach, and close to many local eateries and pubs. We had great communication from the owner who was very helpful and accommodating of our required dates, and all instructions on heating for the apartment were simple to follow. This was a perfect choice for our team. The only improvements would be to replace a couple of the pillows, and replace the older frypans.
Visited July 2016
Written July 22, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dreamer612006
Dreamer612006
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location and lots of character
We booked this as a family holiday for my Dad's 60th. My Dad loves beaches and unusual properties. Albion cottage was fantastic. Loads more character than the photos suggest, it is quirky and cosy but spacious enough for 8 of us to not feel on top of each other. Everything was clean and tidy and Mr Kemp responded promptly and helpfully to the couple of issues we initially had. I also love the fact that guests have clearly added to the stock of books and games throughout the property as well as basics such as salt and pasta sauces in the kitchen. We had a range of ages and tastes in our group but everyone loved this property. Sandgate itself is a lovely gem with its useful village shop, nice pubs and a very nice Indian restaurant complementing the clean and quiet beach. Having the beach literally across the road from the property was the biggest plus making both my Dad and my 3 year old daughter very happy! Parking is tight but there are options. With Hythe, Folkstone and the wonderful Brockhill Country Park very close by car, there is plenty to do locally. We will definitely be coming back and would recommend to anyone.
Visited May 2016
Written June 1, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion446923
Companion446923
Thanks for the positive review, I'm glad you had a good time.
Written June 1, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JanetSteve69
JanetSteve69
Kendal, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious cottage in a perfect location by the sea
The cottage is in a great location, right on the shingle beach at Sandgate. Very quiet, no traffic noise, all you can hear is the sea. The cottage was clean and tidy with lots of character and had a bathroom and toilet on each floor. Superb take aways, restaurants and a cafe all within walking distance. The village shop is just across the road and large supermarkets not far away. We have booked the cottage for next year it was that good. Our only negative observations are that the kitchen is quite small and the lounge did not have enough comfortable seating for everyone; that said, we were a large group of 9.
Visited September 2015 Travelled with friends
Written September 27, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Things to do
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
About the neighbourhood
Sandgate is a friendly peaceful village which has a good selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Folkestone is a pleasant twenty minute walk away along the seafront and has further pubs, cafes and restaurants including the award winning Rocksalt on the harbour front. The Ship Inn is close to the house and is a very friendly local pub with a great restaurant, Stuart and Wendy who own it are old friends. There is also an Indian restaurant, a Thai Restaurant and various takeaway restaurants. There are no banks in the village but the village shop has a free cashpoint and the Ship Inn will both you cashback. There are a few small food shops but the nearest supermarket is the Tesco by the motorway junction. For other shopping Folkestone and Hythe both have a wide range of shops including Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Lidl. Golf is available at Etchinghall golf club
Getting around
If you don't have a car the best way to get around is by bus. The house is between Hythe and Folkestone and the buses run from the High Street directly to both of these places.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Very easy to reach by car, just off Juntion 12 of the M20. Also very close to the Channel Tunnel terminus. The nearest station is Folkesone West which is about 20 minutes walk from the house. People have also cycled to the house from London which takes about 4 hours if you are keen! Only 52 minutes by train from St Pancras so it is convenient if you need to make a day trip to London.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Albion Cottage, house on the beach is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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